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for those who want to see same-sex marriage become the law of the land. meanwhile, in egypt, they are just trying to get a functioning government off the ground. we'll go live to cairo where along with tear gas the words in the air today are martial law. >>> first, though, some developing news from south africa where nelson mandela is in the hospital right now. the former president is undergoing medical tests. that's according to the government. these tests have been planned for some time, we're told. they are consistent with his age. he is 94 years old. a family friend not saying how long mandela will be hospital iced, but a government spokesman insists there's, quote, no cause for alarm. mandela spent some time in the hospital earlier this year. he had stomach surgery. he became a bona fide world icon after spending some 27 years in prison for fighting against apartheid. in 1994, he became president of the country where he had been imprisoned. >>> to the fiscal cliff now. the clock continues to tick away. lawmakers now have just 24 days left to make a deal and avoid that combination of b
reform law on the table this week. we are going to talk to one of those senators next. >>> we will then provide the process whereby guantanamo will be closed no later than one year from now. >> remember that? you remember that. a little bit later, president obama has not kept his promise of closing down get mo just yet, but he's indicating the war on terror as we know it could come to a close soon. this is msnbc, the place for politics. >>> the gop is working overtime to present a different face to latinos in regards to immigration tuesday. kay bailey hutchison of texas and jon kyl of arizona introduced the achieve act. it offers three steps that could lead to permanent legal status. joining me now from dallas, texas, to talk about the achieve act and the future of immigration legislation, outgoing senator kay bailey hutchison. senator, good to see you. >> thank you, craig. good to be here. >> first of all, really quickly for folks who aren't familiar with the achieve act, what are those -- those three paths? >> it would start with the ability for a student who has come here b
ahead. >>> plus washington state's same-sex marriage law took effect at midnight and couples tied the knot just as soon as they could we'll talk about what might happen when the supreme court weighs in. >>> plus, all indications are, that congress is gearing up for a revamping of the nation's immigration laws. what that will mean for the gop and its right wing. first, though, with just over three weeks left to reach a deal on the fiscal cliff. lawmakers from both sides hit the sunday shows to late out the latest battle lines in the fight. on "meet the press," the number three house republican reiterated that any new revenues should come from closing loopholes, not raising tax rates. >> the president wants the rates to go up, that doesn't solve the problem. if the president is asking for higher rates, he's asking for more revenue. most economists agree the best way to get that is through closing special loopholes. >> on the same program, number two senate democrat, dick durbin declared that if the country does go over the fiscal cliff, there's only one party to blame -- republicans
foreign relations committee, we added to the treaty ratification there would be no changes in u.s. laws required by the ratification of this treaty. this was acknowledged by america that other countries have to come up to our standards helping americans when they travel abroad. i don't understand why after our leadership with the americans with disabilities act we have shown the world that we believe that people with disabilities need to have the same rights. now we've sort of backed away from an international treaty that said that. >> senator ben cardin, always nice to have you on the hour. quick programming note, senator john kerry will join andrea mitchell this afternoon to discuss the senate's failure to pass the u.n. disabilities treaty, coming up right at 1:00, "andrea mitchell reports." how does it work? you just have to eat it as part of your heart healthy diet. step 1. eat the soup. all those veggies and beans, that's what may help lower your cholesterol and -- well that's easy [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. thank you, mr. speaker, uh, members of congr
palace. and her royal father-in-law couldn't be happier about it. >> it's very nice to be a grandfather at my age and so that's splendid. >> the duchess of cambridge left the hospital this morning with her husband, prince william, after four days of treatment for severe morning sickness. that hospital is dealing with the fallout of an embarrassing prank call that almost got through to her room. >> good morning, how may i help you? >> hello, i'm just after my granddaughter kate. i want to see how her little tummy bug is going. >> mummy, mummy -- >> she's getting some fluids to rehydrate her. >> so when is a good time to come and visit her? because i'm the queen so i need a lift down there. >> michelle, let's start with the duchess's condition and how she's doing, at least what we know so far. >> we don't know that many details other than unfortunately what was revealed in that prank phone call but it was nice to hear from kate herself today. she actually responded to the press when people yelled out questions to her. she said she's doing much better thank you. and you could see it in her
. even though the life expectancy since medicare was passed into law, has increased by 15 years. it makes no sense. now for people who have had very difficult, hard labor jobs and low income, you can carve out an exception for them. we can could do this if the political will is there and the understanding is there, that both sides have to get something if they're going to achieve their goals. >> susan, apparently geithner gives the plan, there's laughter in the room. the president is asking for $1.6 trillion in new revenue, $400 billion in entitlement reforms. $50 billion for immediate infrastructure spending. do you think that that made it more difficult to reach a deal? or is it just as governor rendell suggested, you ask for the moon in the hopes that you land among the stars? >> i think it's exactly the way the governor described it. the president had to put out something that showed his base that he was serious, that he was going to on what he was elected on. but at the same time, and it's also something governor referred to, we have to give the path of yes to the republicans. they h
for a long time now and if this legislation is passed into law, i will definitely be put life in prison or life -- or sentenced to death. and right knew, i'm here in new york with the human rights and have been providing a lot of support in trying to stop this legislation. the speaker says she wants to pass it as a christmas gift for ugandans. >> it is the pipeline, moved through a certain lower form of government there working up for a vote within parliament. carrie, why does the rfk center want to highlight a sister like frank and what is taking place in uganda? in america we're celebrating what we saw in the election with four ballot measures winning by popular vote when it comes to marriage equality and think about what's taking place in uganda, it's a huge die cotty. >> that's right. uganda is one of the worst places on earth for gay, lesbian, transgender rights. but being gay is illegal in more countries than it is not legal. so -- than it is legal. so it's a worldwide problem and frank is really a great hero on this as you've just heard. his life is in danger every single day, an
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